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Updated Aug 16, 2019

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General Motors (GM) CEO Mary Barra
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  • "Work/Life balance issues requiring consistent 50-60 hour weeks to meet the demands of the job(in 131 reviews)

  • "Be prepared for the possibility of regularly working long hours as well as some stress to keep your head above water(in 104 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Controls Engineer in Markham, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors (GM) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great financial package and cool work. Innovation hub for GM

    Cons

    some processes are slow because of the size of the company

    General Motors (GM)2019-05-30

    General Motors (GM) Response

    June 12, 2019Talent Social Lead

    We're glad that you are enjoying your time at GM! Thanks for sharing your feedback.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "A very progressive environemnt but career limiting"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Markham, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Motors (GM) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very flexible work environment Great Pay Decent Benefits New furniture and fancy meeting rooms

    Cons

    As a large corporation, very difficult to instill positive change - easy to burn off motivational factors especially when you're pidgin-holed into a particular task. Forced to do a DFSS project in the 1st and 2nd year which is framed at driving innovation, but is more so just a check-mark with no real value-added benefit especially when you can piggy back on someone else's project like a high school project team member...

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    Advice to Management

    Create an innovation team like they do in Warren, Mi and get people working full time on the latest and greatest - fund it by selling off that unused Herman Miller furniture collecting dust. Also stop playing GM commercials on the cafe screens, if #buyGM or #iMindlesslyDrinkTheGMCoolaid was a thing, you wouldn't see all the new Mazda/Subaru owners in the parking lot.

    General Motors (GM)2019-07-15

    General Motors (GM) Response

    July 17, 2019Talent Social Lead

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us.

  3. "1 - Year Review"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Markham, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors (GM) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The place has beautiful interior designs. Bright and doesn't feel like a prison. The open concept seating makes it easier to talk with everyone. Lots of clubs and social activities to take part in. No micromanagement from the managers. Amazing work life balance. Pool/foozball tables to chill out with your pals

    Cons

    Infotainment needs more diversity. There's a lot of people speaking mandarin and if you don't speak Chinese you feel left out.

    Advice to Management

    Have 1 on 1's with your team at least once a month and work together on the career goals.

    General Motors (GM)2019-06-21

    General Motors (GM) Response

    July 17, 2019Talent Social Lead

    We're so glad that you're enjoying your time with us! Thank you for the feedback.

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Weak Sr Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Controls Engineer in Oshawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors (GM) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    New Office Growing Software Team

    Cons

    Old School Management Useless managers managing managers managing employees Auto Industry is slowing down Butt Kissing Required to get promoted

    Advice to Management

    Its 2019. the industry is changing. Remove the red tape. Trust your employees, get rid of Sr Managers and useless Directors and encourage more collaboration and new Innovations.

    General Motors (GM)2019-06-23

    General Motors (GM) Response

    July 17, 2019Talent Social Lead

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us.

  5. "Senior Oracle Developer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Oshawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Motors (GM) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Focused on innovation and collaboration. Salary and Benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    The company is youth focused and therefore experienced folks are valued less. Teams put innovation over customer needs with the result being unsatisfied plant and central employees.

    General Motors (GM)2019-06-25

    General Motors (GM) Response

    July 17, 2019Talent Social Lead

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us!

  6. "Good work-life balance"

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    Former Employee - Information Analyst in Oshawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at General Motors (GM) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits and pay. Also they allow a good work-life balance.

    Cons

    The management of projects focusing on OTD, regardless of software quality. This causes issues supporting delivered applications.

    General Motors (GM)2019-05-31

    General Motors (GM) Response

    June 12, 2019Talent Social Lead

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We take all of our reviews seriously.

  7. "Monotonous"

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    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Oshawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors (GM) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good money for right now.

    Cons

    They end contracts whenever it suits them.

    Advice to Management

    Think ahead more.

    General Motors (GM)2019-06-25

    General Motors (GM) Response

    July 17, 2019Talent Social Lead

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us.

  8. "Not well managed for its people"

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    Former Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Oshawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Motors (GM)

    Pros

    The location was to home

    Cons

    Managers manage by trying to stay off metrics reports rather than doing what is in the company's best interest.

    General Motors (GM)2019-04-26

    General Motors (GM) Response

    May 7, 2019Talent Social Lead

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We take our reviews seriously.

  9. "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Oshawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Motors (GM) full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good wages and benefits Working close to home.

    Cons

    Mass layoff due to restructuring.

    Advice to Management

    Review your employees before arbitrarily laying everyone off.

    General Motors (GM)2019-04-23

    General Motors (GM) Response

    April 24, 2019Talent Social Lead

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for sharing your feedback with us.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Controls Systems Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Markham, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Motors (GM) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing corporate environment in Canada. The team is young, smart, and talented. Work life balance is promoted well and unless a big deadline nears, hours are relatively flexible.

    Cons

    Traditional company and hard to make big changes. There’s a lot going on and you need extensive buy in to make big changes. Rat race to obtain management positions is slowly negatively impacting the corporate culture.

    General Motors (GM)2019-04-06

    General Motors (GM) Response

    April 10, 2019Talent Social Lead

    Thank you for your feedback! We are glad that you enjoyed your time at GM and appreciate your contributions.

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